Destin Fishing Reports

Shark Bite!!

July 08, 2016 by E. Rogers

Trip Info

The Catch
Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray)

The morning started out very rough.  The seas were up to 2-3 ft and the weatherman was wrong again.  The water was very choppy.  The bait guys were having trouble keeping up with the demand but we finally hooked up on some bait.  We started to troll for some kings about 2 miles out.  The only hook up was a shark.  As I looked around I saw the waves were getting smaller so we attempted to motor to the SW to try some bottom fishing which was the original plan.  When we arrived on the spot we had lots of break offs and also we had some lines cut…probably by kingfish or shark.  We caught snappers, triggers, amberjacks.  We could only keep the snapper and tossed back the others as they were out of season.

The last bait went over the side and waited for the bite.  This time it was a huge bite.  The fish took drag and started running.  We had to chase the fish to get some of the line back on the reel.  There were several large pulls and we knew for sure it was something big!!  When the fish finally came to the top and we could see what we had we were amazed at the size of the AJ.  His head and part of his body was in tact but the rest of the fish was bitten off.  What a way to end the day…..!!!  Now I know why I hate getting in that water….One bite and the fish is sliced in half!!  Wow, what a waste of good meat!!!

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